Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour with a Local Blogger - in Kyiv - LikeALocal Guide

Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour with a Local Blogger


30 EUR

Welcome on my Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour to see what’s happening behind the main streets of the city, what happens on the backyards of 5 star hotels and galleries. Explore hidden gems, including backyards, elevators, urban art along with the most popular sightseeing places and authentic bars.

Duration: 3 hours
    Available in
  • English,
  • Russian
Tour by Alina
Local Guru

My name is Alina. I am a local guide, photographer and blogger.

I have an itchy feet, so I constantly try to discover the world. What I love even more - is to show my city to travellers.

Kyiv is called the city of Golden Domes. But to me Kyiv is a city of prospectives and contrasts. I love to find out what is happening behind the most outstanding landmarks, and to show it to my guests.

That's why I am trying to get lost among beautiful or half-ruined backyards - I call it beautiful ruination.

I am constantly learning something new about my city: I watch documentaries, read books, study old and new maps and organize events for locals, expats and tourists.

I am in a place where I supposed to be. In awesome Kyiv - as awesome as you are!

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  • Take a walking tour through hidden places in Kyiv
  • Get a local perspective through the eyes of a photographer and a blogger
  • Discover street art, hidden cafes and bars

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Join my Kyiv Backyards Walking Tour to see what’s happening behind the main streets of the city. Learn why janitors were playing an important role in the life of the city, eat Ukrainian pies in the most delicious (and not known by everybody) bakery, explore the beautiful well preserved architecture which is bordering the abandoned buildings. See the ruins of Kyiv behind the golden domes of the city.

Discover secret bars in Kyiv, hidden between old garages or buildings that are falling apart.

See what is the life like behind Kyiv 5 star hotels. Find out beautiful ruination in Kyiv – the city of contrasts.

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What’s included & not included

  • guiding
  • drinks
  • food
  • entrance fees

Meeting point

in front of Brands Outlet shop (Khreshchatyk 44) (Khreschatyk Street, 44, Киев, Украина)

Reviews from travellers (11)


A lot of what happens in Kyiv happens in courtyards or backyards away from the main streets. You simply won’t find them without help. This tour is invaluable in order to really see the city. My guide Alina was charming and insightful, and enriched my visit.
Top very good walk!!!
A very positive view on Kiev
Many unexpected details, an excellent guide. Highly recommended
Its easy to fall in love with Kyiv with such a fun and witty guide
I had a wonderful time on the tour with Alina, she is well informed and give you interesting and fun facts about the city and its history. She made me so comfortable it was like taking a walk with a friend, while telling me about her people and culture. Because of her I discovered many places I would have never found on my own and wouldn´t have the background facts /story behind it. I can recommend Alina and her tour to everyone, you will have a lovely time and learn a lot about Ukraine and Kyiev, don´t miss your chance to get a true experience.
Hidden gems of Kyiv
Alina is a passionate and extremely welcoming guide. Her knowledge of the history of Kyiv together with contemporary aspects of the city meant that we got a complete perspective. We loved Alina surpring us with hidden gems of Kyiv in places we’d never expect them or be able to find ourselves. Alina also takes the time to ensure we had a great experience. We highly recommend Alina and this tour.

This operator has 9 reviews for other tours


Simply Awesome-The guide and the tour
for Alina’s tour (Awful Kyiv Walking Tour)
If you want to tour churches, this is not the tour for you. Want military history, nope not for you either.
Do you want to see the real Ukraine, the real Kviv, Han this is the tour for you. We spent the day walking though the real Kviv most tourist never see. We spent time where the real Ukrainians live not just where the tour buses go. We saw the underbelly, we saw the beautiful graffiti, we saw amazing city views from high above the city.
The best part wasn’t even the tour itself, it was the guide. We talked we conversed, I learned about many different topics from an expert. We discussed politics, history, economics, jails, guns, art, how the youth live, how other lives. We talked about everything under the sun.
She was magical, we saw the rich and we saw the poor. Great tour but the guide was even better than the tour itself.
I cannot rate this high enough, 10 stars would barely scratch the surface. The guide is lovely, knowledgeable, fun, laid back and beautiful.
Towards the end of the tour she will show you a bunch of bars, restaurants and cafes and many other things that will turn your good trip into a great trip. 15 stars!!
Very enjoyable
for Alina’s tour (Awful Kyiv Walking Tour)
De verlaten plekken waren zeer goed.
for Alina’s tour (Awful Kyiv Walking Tour)
De gids was zeer goed.
Je kon doen en vragen wat je wou.
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